Each t-shirt Laeti-Berlin is a unique product because I silk-screened it in our collective print salon in Berlin.
This impression is serigraphied on one side with the white pattern “Tempelhof” printed on a grey charcoal t-shirt with a WIDE NECK.
The original image is an urban sketch that I drew on the 30th of April 2011, directly at the location in Berlin-Neukölln in the parc Tempelhofer Feld. As a technique I applied wash drawing and I used my calligraphic pen. I was sitting in the grass, close from the entry of the park at “Oderstr.”. It was beautiful weather at the beginning of spring. I just needed one hour. As I wanted to show only an impression of the atmosphere of this park, I left a lot of space in order to suggest the peaceful sensation of this area.
This illustration is also on my blog “Traversée d’Encres” with urban sketches (“Through The Inks”).
The material of those T-shirts is the bamboo.
Bamboo leaves and the soft, inner pith from the hard bamboo trunk are extracted using a steaming process and then mechanically crushed. The bamboo fibre is a cellulose fibre extracted or fabricated from natural bamboo, and possibly other additives, and is made from the pulp of bamboo plants. It is usually not made from the fibres of the plant, but is a synthetic viscose made from bamboo cellulose.
Moreover, the bamboo is extremely resilient and durable as a fiber. In studies comparing it to cotton and polyester, it is more eco-friendly and shows better moisture absorption.
Label “FAIR WEAR Foundation”: pro-active social responsibility. So this t-shirt is too fair trade ! About Continental Clothing
You can wash your t-shirt up to 30 °C (86 °F) and you can tumble dry.
Don’t worry! The print will stay perfect after the wash, because I fixed it with a special emulsion and I pressed it to impregnate.